Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment:

“His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your never-ending joy.”

That’s a pretty big claim. And so far removed from what most of us believe.

To get it, to really believe that you’re meant to be happy is the first step to enlightenment. Any other choice (and make no mistake, it is a choice) is a fool’s errand.

The going paradigm for now is more along the lines of “life sucks and then you die.”

Because we believe this as an inescapable truth, we expect that, we look for that and we create that reality. We can just as easily create a reality that says, “I can be joyful and peaceful every moment of the day.”

One of my intentions, in fact, is unceasing joy. I look for that reality day after day. Most people think I’m a ridiculous dreamer, an irresponsible gadfly.

“It’s impossible to always be happy,” they insist as they press their hand to my forehead checking for fever.

My response? I’m sorry you feel that way and I’m glad my intention is to see only peace, joy, love and beauty. That’s the only direction I choose to point my lens.

We get whatever we look for—100 percent of the time. I would argue it’s irresponsible to look for anything less than unceasing joy.

You always have the choice. You can continue to believe in the world as is appears now or you can believe in a new vision. You can settle for “what is” or you can create something new. You can continue to interfere with Truth or you can step aside and let your natural joy rush in. It’s a simple matter of deciding where to shine your spotlight.

I will close with one of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles.

I am responsible for what I see.

I choose the feelings I would experience, and I decide

upon the goal I would achieve.

And everything that seems to happen to me

I ask for, and receive as I have asked.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

36 Comments on “Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full

  1. Just love the Hafiz quote to open, and thank you for this, Pam! I’m fixing to go into my writing world, and (insanely) just read a review of my latest novel. Most of the reviews have been great but this one was a trash-it one! Which happens. And I do know better than to read my reviews. LOL
    But your post just turned my frown back to a smile. And that’s what I needed to go write.
    Thank You!

  2. Pam thank you so much for supporting us in this transition to a new vision in life. old me is very strong and your words help me to maintain enthusiasm. hugs and blessings

  3. Hi I am just starting this new journey in my life and sometimes I find it difficult to maintain my new perspective. Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks

  4. I love the title to your post, on this glorious morning! TGIM!
    Wishing everyone a joyous day!
    xox

  5. Thank you Pam for this much needed Monday Motivation. Thank you for the quote to remind me of the light, even in dark situations. We are in charge of our thoughts and we are responsible for taking charge of them.

    • Simply amazing Pam. I work with people that say, ” oh no here comes Mr. positive,” whenever they see me coming. ” Think of the alternative Guys. Does that make any sense?” Come on People. Time to wake-up!!!

  6. Thank you for your PERFECT post today!

    I love checking my email & getting your positive messages & it always come right when I need it & need to be reminded – I choose this & I choose my emotions.

    Happy Holidays!

    Cheers, M. Ramirez-Adams

  7. Hi Pam!
    Just love your posts! They always feel like a kind of spiritual nourishment to me.
    They tell me never to give up and to look only for the things I want in my life.
    Very, very helpful and highly appreciated.
    Thank you so very much!
    Wolfgang

  8. Whaat?! How have I not found you until right now? Thanks so much for this post. It helps me articulate something I am writing for my own blog. And I just love what happens inside when I see those words in your title. Thank you, Pam, looking forward to reading more.

  9. Amazingly beautiful . . . made my day, month, and years to come. I printed this and will read it every day for as long as I breath.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  10. Hello Pam, I am a recent fan of your blog and books, awesome work! You’ve repeatedly touted the value in surrounding yourself with people who build you up, encourage your endeavors/dreams, etc. Do you have any recommendations how to find local groups of likeminded individuals? We seem to be somewhat unique! Thanks so much.

    Jennifer

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